Sam Lipsyte

Bill O’Reilly, the Fox News anchor who has written bestselling books about the killing of two presidents (Lincoln and Kennedy), is now working on a book about the killing of Jesus, to be published by Macmillan. “Killing Jesus will tell the story of Jesus of Nazareth as a beloved and controversial young revolutionary brutally killed by Roman soldiers. O’Reilly will recount the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable, and the changes his life brought upon the world for the centuries to follow.”

This week, the New York Times ran an article claiming that short stories will thrive in the digital age. Salon’s Laura Miller has already responded: “Sorry, the short-story boom is bogus.”

On March 8, Sam Lipsyte will read at a party celebrating the launch of his new story collection, The Fun Parts, at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge.

The Millions directed our attention to a recent talk by Geoff Dyer, “The Novelistic Essay and the Essayistic Novel,” which moves from Tolstoy to Thomas Bernhard to Susan Sontag to Thomas Mann to Ryszard Kapuscinski to Rebecca West and beyond.

The cover for Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, which will be released on May 14, has been revealed.

After writing in that New York Times Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus is a political conservative, reporter Tom McGeveran has published a long correction in Capital New York: “I made a mistake last week, and not an easily forgivable one.”